July 14, 2011

June Cocktail of the Month - Loch Lomond

OK - I'm a little late posting June's cocktail and I have not yet figured out July's (though it will probably be a Cuba Libre Supreme - not what you might think).  Here's what I tried last month.  The Loch Lomond:

1 1/2 oz scotch (for my purposes I used Tamdhu)
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 dashes angostura bitters

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass.

OK, I love Scotch, so I wanted to do something that had Scotch in it.  So I tried this.  I did not like it enough to try it again.  But hey, that's what it's about, I guess, finding new things.  It does not mean that you will like them all.


Noel Jackson said...

For me a Loch Lomond is something else - 1 1/2 scotch, 1 Amaretto and 2 of Dry Ginger Ale.
Its an interestuibng take on a scotch and ginger.
My suggestion is that the amount of amaratto is critical; you want enough to taste but not so much that it becomes over powering.
Get the balance right and its a good cocktail.

Noel Jackson.

Cameron said...

Hmmm - I may have to try this version - the amaretto and scotch combo is very interesting sounding to me.